Wanting to open that shop front down the road where the hipsters gather and you just know fancy coffee will sell along with pea sized over priced salted caramel brownies. Continue Reading…
I am so pleased to introduce you to Caroline who resides, bakes and raises her squad of four kids in Monaghan. To kick off the back to School mayhem she has this delicious treat recipe for us that we can rustle up in no time.
Protein bites are so popular on the blog that I know you’ll love it and that is why I asked Caroline to share one from her new business, Healthy bites. All the links to her artistry can be found in the short interview below.
Enjoy and thank you to Caroline for sharing her wisdom!
I have had gym memberships in the past but this was a big move for me and one I am so glad I made.
When I was seven months pregnant walking with an established waddle I returned to David Lloyd and Nathalia was one of the many smiling faces I met on my morning visits. She and her bump (now called Nico featured in the image below) were on the cross trainer. We exchanged words and pleasantries about our pregnancies and that was that.
I was blissfully unaware at this stage about what a star Nathalia is in the fitness world and how close all the gym girls would become. We have a great little network now and I am so excited to have Nat on here. Continue Reading…
You would be forgiven for thinking I have gone all beauty based on here. This post is more a response to the many e mails and private messages asking about my skin routine.
To be honest these enquiries baffle me as I don’t view my skin as anything special and I am pretty basic when it comes to make up or, in fact, cleanliness!! Continue Reading…
Hello July! How is your Summer kicking off?
We had the most glorious two weeks in Donegal. I ate, drank, worked out (a little!) and spent days on end with my three boys and husband. No flight to rush for or bags to pack suited to airport scales. A simple trip where you bung everything (including the dog!) into the boot of the car and off you go.
Half of the beach at Narin came home in our car but we all left happy and refreshed.
Now that I am back to work and the baby is back in day care I have the two big boys around my feet and had to get creative about where to put their bounding energy for a few days.
I imagine some of you were prepared and booked ahead of time but sadly I am the mother who runs ragged on a Monday morning five minutes before the School bell scrapping money from the back of the sofa for dinner money. So there was no way I was going to be organised enough to get Summer activities in place before mid July!! Continue Reading…
Having worked out a few times at David Lloyd with Mike it has reminded me, once again, that small significant movements in personal fitness can make all the difference when wanting to get results.
In case you are new to the site head over here to read all about Mike. The blogpost includes his back ground as a professional rugby player as well as his love for family time and all about his personal training.
The resistant band routine above is all about making deliberate moves and executing them well. No fancy jumping around just straight forward movements performed well.
It goes without saying, if a cocktail is easy to make and in my hand quicker than I can say Mr Freeze, I’m drinking it!
I played hockey (briefly) in School with Mike’s sister Kerry but I had never met Mike until his wife Rebecca and I got chatting at the School gates and over on Instagram.
Many of you will recognise him from his days as a professional rugby player. He has a wealth of knowledge because of his background in fitness and I trust him when he gives advice on nutrition and workouts.
As I say so much on the blog, I enjoy meeting professionals in the field of sport and wellbeing because they have an insight into a world I only know a glimpse of. I love to learn and you can learn a great deal about moving forward in your own fitness journey after reading what Mike has to say. Continue Reading…
If you spend more than five minutes on my blog you will know that travel is a huge part of what makes me tick, that along with my family life, prosecco, coffee, fake tan and box sets.
When you break down my happy places into little parts they will, when put back together, resemble a puzzle packed with stories about experiences which have shaped my life and my career.
So, when the chance to add to my travelling experiences came along I was delighted to be spending some time in Alicante Spain. Continue Reading…
Stephanie and I have memberships at David Lloyd and we love to train together.
I think it stems from a similar interest in workouts that are based on fun and often high intensity. See more on my instagram.
We are both in a postpartum frame of mind so gaining a positive attitude towards our bodies is at the centre of our training.
This is good when we workout together for encouragement and accountability.
Over the course of the past few months we have pushed and challenged each other in sharing our circuits with one another (as well as sharing our soundtracks!) Such a fun friend to have!
Stephanie makes us gym girls her protein banana bread and post workout bites from time to time which is so generous and just delightful to have with coffee, especially for me, when I finish my work upstairs in the cafe at David lloyd. Continue Reading…